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Bengochea, Alain; Sembiante, Sabrina F.; Gort, Mileidis – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
In this case study, situated in a preschool classroom within an early childhood Spanish/English dual language programme, we examine how an emergent bilingual child engages with multimodal resources to participate in sociodramatic play discourses. Guided by sociocultural and critical discourse perspectives on multimodality, we analysed ways in…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Play, Second Language Learning, Code Switching (Language)
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Wohlwend, Karen E.; Peppler, Kylie A.; Keune, Anna; Thompson, Naomi – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
Two approaches to materiality (i.e. mediated discourse and agential realism) are compared to explore their usefulness in tracking literacies in action and artefacts produced during a play and design activity in a preschool makerspace. Mediated discourse analysis has relied on linguistic framing and social semiotics to make sense of multimodality.…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Shared Resources and Services, Discourse Analysis, Play
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Campano, Gerald; Ngo, Lan; Low, David E.; Bartow Jacobs, Katrina – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2016
This article, part of a four-year research partnership with a multilingual faith community and its school, explores what happened when we invited young children in an aftercare program to inquire into the university from their perspectives. Through a sociocultural literacy framework and realist theories of identity and experience, we examine the…
Descriptors: Young Children, Childhood Attitudes, Educational Attitudes, Universities
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Wohlwend, Karen E.; Zanden, Sarah Vander; Husbye, Nicholas E.; Kuby, Candace R. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2011
Geosemiotics (Scollon and Scollon, 2003) frames this analysis of play, multimodal collaboration, and peer mediation as players navigate barriers to online connectivity in a children's social network and gaming site. A geosemiotic perspective enables examination of children's web play as "discourses in place": fluidly converging and…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Play, Ethnography, After School Programs
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Wohlwend, Karen E. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2009
In this article, semiotic analysis of children's practices and designs with video game conventions considers how children use play and drawing as spatializing literacies that make room to import imagined technologies and user identities. Microanalysis of video data of classroom interactions collected during a three year ethnographic study of…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Play, Video Games, Ethnography